IPBGG SEMINAR: Modern Grape Breeding, using DNA Markers to Enrich the Selection Process by Matthew Clark
Dr. Matthew Clark is an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Minnesota. He has a three-way appoint and also serves as Director of Research for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Dr. Clark leads the grape breeding and enology program at the University of Minnesota. His research project focuses on linking important traits to the grape genome to better understand gene function and equally important to improve the plant breeding process. His lab has focused on novelty like variegated leaves, as well as insect (phylloxera) and disease (powdery mildew) resistance. He has an ongoing project studying flavor and aroma compounds using GCMS and sensory analysis. Dr. Clark is a collaborator in the VitsGen project that has investigated several marker systems in grape for use in genetic mapping as well as marker assisted selection. Dr. Clark earned his graduate degrees from Minnesota studying first turf grass for his Masters and the apple for his PhD.
Seminar Location: CAGT room 128 Athens; and via zoom at Tifton and Griffin campuses. Note: Zoom meeting ID will be sent out prior to the seminar.